The fourth seed Indo-American pair got the better of Mervana Jugic-Salkic and Sandra Klemenschits 6-4 6-2 in the opening round of the USD 637,400 clay court Premier event.
They took an hour and five minutes to dispatch their rivals and now face wild cards Elena Bovina and Alison Van Uytvanck.
It was Sania’s 230th win in doubles. She has 270 singles victories to her credit.
However, in the singles event of the same tournament, Sania fell in the first round after she lost 1-6 5-7 to Monica Niculescu of Romania.
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